July 22, 2002


Broadband Communications Service via FLET'S Series Services
About the Launch of "FLET'S Communication"


NTT West has decided to offer a broadband communications service named FLET'S Communication ("the Service") to customers using B FLET'S, FLET'S ADSL, and FLET'S ISDN ("FLET'S Series Services") in order to meet the need for a variety of different modes of communication, including video, voice, and text data, that has developed with the spread of broadband communications. The company submitted its pricing scheme today to the Minister of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications.


1. Service Outline

(1) Outline
The Service enables multimedia communications using a range of media such as video, voice, and text data, between customers subscribing to our FLET'S series services.
A customer (contracted user) will be able to establish communication by logging into the Service's connection control unit and paging another customer (another contracted user) who is already logged into the unit using a nickname*1.
Customers will be able to use the Service once they have installed software*2 distributed by NTT West on their personal computers.
*1  A nickname is a username made up of a combination of 1 to 15 alphanumeric characters that can be chosen and registered by customers. (Example: nttwest1)
*2  This program will be available via download from NTT West's website, CD-ROM, or other form of distribution.

[Diagram of FLET'S Communication]
[Diagram of FLET'S Communication]

(2) Service Features
<1>Multimedia communications functions
A variety of communications using personal computers will be enabled, including video, voice, text, and file transfer. Users will even be able to leave their data as a video, voice or text message when the other user is not online.
[Major Functions]
[Major Functions]

<2>Nickname paging
Users will page each other with nicknames that they can register and change at will.

<3>Quality of communications
Because communications will be conducted within NTT West's regional IP network, users will be able to achieve more stable and reliable communications than possible over the Internet.


2. Service Description

(1) Eligible service plans
FLET'S Communication will be provided as an add-on to FLET'S Series Services.
- B FLET'S (Basic type / Family type / Apartment type)*3
- FLET'S ADSL (1.5 M plans [Type 1 and 2] /
8 M plans [Type 1 and 2])
- FLET'S ISDN
*3  Not available for business type.
Provision for the Family 100 type plan, scheduled to launch in September 2002,
is currently under consideration, with appropriate preparations underway.

(2) Contract unit
One contract per contracted line.

(3) Pricing
(3)Pricing


3. Service area

Areas where FLET'S series services are provided in Osaka prefecture.*4
We are planning to expand the service area in the future.
*4  Please check the areas for FLET'S series services at NTT West's FLET'S series services website
(http://www.ntt-west.co.jp/flets), etc.


4. Expected date for start of acceptance of applications.

Thursday, August 1, 2002


5. Applications and inquiries

(1) Applications and inquiries over the Internet
NTT West's FLET'S Series Services website (http://www.ntt-west.co.jp/flets).

(2) Applications and inquiries by phone
Dial "116" (Business hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, including weekends and holidays).


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